Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Brrrr...Fall is HERE!

My bestie Steph told me it was supposed to hit 80 degrees today...ummm, my car thermometer says 55!  It's freezing today and no sight of the sun!  It's windy and the changing leaves have begun to fall. Our new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More is just perfect for this time of year. It's a photo inspiration challenge!
I also used the challenges at The Paper Players and Less is More
For my card I chose the middle column: Thank You, Embossing and Pearls

I stamped my background panel first, then used Early Espresso and Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder for the outlines of the leaves.  When I die cut my first panel, it left an impression line all the way around the circle. I usually turn the cardstock over and use the other side so you don't see it, but that side had some ink smudges on it. I decided instead to use that circle as a guide to do some paper piercing for some added interest. The sentiment is stamped on Vellum Cardstock and the pearls tack down one side, while carefully hidden dots of Tombow Multi Glue tack down the center of the banner.

Stamp Sets: Gently Falling, Gorgeous Grunge, Sassy Salutations
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Vellum
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, VersaMark
Tools: Circle Collection Framelits, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy
Accessories: Pearls, Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Tangerine Tango


  1. I really like the embossed leaves - so pretty. The paper pricked detail is super and I love the sentiment stamped on the vellum!

  2. Stunning card, Shana. Those autumn colours are just amazing and your whole design is awesome xx

  3. This is pretty, I like how green colors is used and the embossed leaves look great :)

  4. Wow, so beautiful colors and stamping and I love the piercing too! xx

  5. Hi Shana. Your card looks very arty, love it. The embossed outlines of your leaves are fab. Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx

  6. What a lovely card Shana!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. Very pretty....that piercing really adds a nice touch as well as your vellum strip!! And the leaves are lovely! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players

  8. great Shana, love how you used the paper piercing in this way-very inspired. Also the background stamping followed by the embossing-fab idea and it looks fabulous x

  9. Shana, this is so pretty. I love the circular element with the leaves. The piercing is the perfect way to frame the focal element. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

  10. What a stunning card to celebrate the fall season! The paper piercing is such a fun touch. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

  11. Shana, I love this, the stamped leaves are beautiful. Fab layout too.